Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, January 29.
Antony Gormley Launches a National Window Show – Inspired by the first lockdown, when people across the UK celebrated the National Health Service by placing rainbows in their windows, the artist Antony Gormley has launched an idea for a nationwide window art show “The Great Big Art Exhibition.” Artists including Sonia Boyce (who will represent Britain at the next Venice Biennale) and Anish Kapoor, will choose a theme each week to inspire people at home. The first theme, selected by Gormley, will be “animals.” (Guardian)
South Africa’s Art World Decries Culture Minister – A group of South African artists are calling for the resignation of the country’s arts and culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa, after he posted a tweet saying that the country’s shuttered performing arts scene was “alive and well.” The hashtag #NathiMustGo is trending, along with a petition for…